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Calendar | Nov. 26

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Sustainable Holiday Ideas: Sustainable Bainbridge is compiling an online catalog of the many resources on Bainbridge Island that can contribute to a green and sustainable Bainbridge holiday season. Send information on arts and crafts sales, do-it-yourself gift workshops, charitable giving options, local events and experiences available as gift certificates, family holiday events, and Bainbridge stores and businesses that sell locally-made or “green” gifts to info@sustainablebainbridge.net, or call 842-4439.

Holidays Around the World: Registration is now open for a new monthly, project-based KiDiMu Enrichment Camp. On the first two Tuesday and Thursday mornings children will research a new topic through hands-on activities, creative drama, fact-gathering and meetings with expert guests. In December, children will get ready for diverse local holiday celebrations. Meet from 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec 2, 4, 9 & 11. For ages: 4-6. Cost: $125 members, $145 non-members per month. Space limited. Registration/info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Alternative Gift Catalog: The Alternative Gift Project catalog is now available for holiday shoppers who prefer gifts that help make a better life and environment for families locally and around the world. Gift donations come with cards to let people know youíve made a mindful and meaningful donation in their name. Sponsored by the Social Action Committee of Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church. For a free copy, call 780-0373 or download from www.cedarsuuchurch.org.

Rare Powell Sale: A rare offering of art is availalbe from Bainbridge Arts and Crafts from the estate of Rosalyn Gale Powell. There are 57 works, including oil paintings, formal drawings, and casual sketches, dating back across her career to 1944. All proceeds of the sales of work from the estate will go to BAC’s Rosalyn Gale Powell Scholarship. For closer inspection or to purchase, call The Gallery, 842-3132, for an appointment. View the work online at www.bacart.org/resale.html.

Agate Passage Friends: Agate Passage Friends Meeting (Quaker silent worship) meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday at Seabold Hall, 14454 Komedal (with a 9:30 a.m. meeting Dec. 1). The Agate Passage Friends discussion of spiritual poetry is at 9 a.m. the first Sunday of each month, also at Seabold Hall. Info: tembree@hotmail.com.

Oliver!: Tickets are on sale now for Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge’s holiday production of the family musical “Oliver!” There are nine performances Dec. 5-21. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets, $22/$18/$15, are at Winslow Drug, Mills Music in Poulsbo, online at www.ovationmtb.com or by phone at 842-0472.

Theatre School Registration: BPA Theatre School is now accepting registration for its winter classes for grades 1-8. Director, instructor, and choreographer Lee Ann Hittenberger guides students in “Winnie-the-Pooh,” BPA Theatre School’s winter offering for grades 1 – 4. Classes meet Jan. 20 – March 10, BPA Artistic Director Steven Fogell leads grades 5 – 8 in “The Little Prince.” Classes meet Jan. 20 - March 13. Download registration forms online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/education/theatreschool.html or call 842-8578.

Creation Station: In addition to current exhibits at the Kids Discovery Museum, on Wednesdays children are invited to have fun and use their imagination while creating, building or experimenting with different materials. Each week a different adventure awaits young explorers! Free with admission or membership. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Coat & Blanket Drive: Helpline House and Skookum Clothing are holding their second annual winter coat drive. Drop warm men’s, women’s, and children’s coats by Skookum at Winslow Green. Also needed are blankets and sleeping bags. Info: 842-0681.

BPA Gallery: Having recently performed in “As You Like It” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” contemplative photographer Diane Walker takes her camera to Italy and finds the music of Shakespeare in everything she sees. See “Shakespeare’s Italy” through November in the BPA Gallery, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues-Fri and one hour prior to each performance. Info: Steven Fogell, 842-1163.

Gallery at Grace: Now through Dec. 31, Richard Badger shows photographs of the natural world, “Memories of Comfort,” at the Gallery at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Rd.. Info: www.gracehere.org.

Restorative Yoga: Join restorative yoga classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Friday at the Bainbridge Commons. Through modification of traditional yoga poses by use of “props” and breath work, participants are guided in postures that relax and restore. Info: 842-1616.

Exploring Childhood: This Bainbridge High School class, taught by Susan Nielsen, operates a preschool two days a week from 1-3 p.m. through June. Contact: Jeanne Hanson, 780-1394.

Suquamish Photovoice: View “Suquamish Photovoice,” student commentary, in words and pictures, on their community, through Nov. 30 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.

Athletic Club Art: Donna Martin is now showing her pet portraits at the Bainbridge Athletic Club, 11700 Meadowmeer Circle. Also exhibiting is island resident Catherine Martinez, with her still life and floral oil paintings. Both artists’ work will be on display through December. Info: www.bainbridgeathleticclub.com.

Volunteer at KiDiMu: Kids Discovery Museum offers opportunities for teenagers (14 and older) and adults to assist with special events, camps, day-to-day operations, programming and more. Short-term and long-term commitments are welcome. Make friends, make a difference, help the kids and get experience for a college application or just for fun! A paid birthday party assistant opportunity now also available (must be 16 or up). Info: Anne Griesser, 855-4650 or anne@kidimu.org.

folk Dancing: European Folk Dancing with instruction will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings at Bainbridge Ballet, 945 Hildebrand Lane. Cost: $5/$3. No partner necessary, but please bring comfortable, non-street shoes for dancing. Contact: Fred or Linda, 780-8036.

Flowers & Gardens: Gray skies are going to clear up at Roby King Galleries in November, with seven artists’ paintings of “Flowers & Gardens” in acrylic, oil and pastel. Info: robykinggalleries@gmail.com.

Crafts at KiDiMu: Each Tuesday this fall, come to the Kids Discovery Museumto make season-inspired artistic creations. This week’s project features pinecone turkeys – perfect for the Thanksgiving table. The program is appropriate for arts and crafts enthusiasts of all ages. This guided activity is presented by staff and volunteers. Free with admission or membership. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Juggling Club: Join other local jugglers to practice, share knowledge and have fun. All ages and experience levels welcome, but note that there is no official teacher on-site. Please bring your own equipment. Club meets from 1-3 p.m. every Sunday through Nov. 29 at Strawberry Hill Park’s Mini-gym. Cost: $5 drop-in fee. Info: karterr4@aol.com.

BAC in November: The horizon is the first decision the artist makes, and is a key element in landscapes from Pompeii to Monet. Catch Bainbridge Arts and Crafts’ November show “Horizons,” through Nov. 29. Also on view in November: “The Unexpected Table.” For more information: www.bacart.org.

Chinese Brush Painting: Bainbridge Mandarin Learning Center offers its first Chinese culture enrichment class, Chinese Brush Painting, for youths and adults, from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 23. Chinese Mandarin class registration continues, too. Info: www.bainbridgemandarinlc.org or call 842-3928.

BITV Classes: Register for BITV classes now! Classes include Mac Basics, Final Cut Pro 2, Moviemaking and more. Information: www.bitv.org.

KiDiMu Exhibits: On view at KiDiMu now is Arthur’s World, a national touring exhibition based on Marc Brown’s popular book and PBS television series. Through hands-on displays, children engage in role-playing and reading activities in their favorite Arthur settings. And don’t miss “Under the Sea,” a custom-designed exhibition that introduces audiences to early literacy and basic math concepts through ocean-themed settings and imaginative play. Info: www.kidimu.org.

Evening Healing Prayer: A contemplative service blending song, story, ritual and prayer with the intention of opening our hearts, mind and bodies to a healing presence. Designed and led by Kathie McCarthy and Ann Strickland. Held the first Thursday of every month at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: www.gracehere.org.

The Big One: Small earthquakes happen every day and go largely unnoticed, but Pacific Northwesterners all remember the “Big One,” the Nisqually earthquake of 2001. Can it happen again? The Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, on display through Dec. 31 at the Bainbridge Historical Museum, demystifies the power of earthquakes in our region. Info: www.bainbrigehistory.org.

Speak Japanese: Madrona School is offering community Japanese language classes for children and adults, taught by Madrona School’s accomplished Japanese teacher, Aiko Shimada. Japanese for adults meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays; Japanese for ages 5-10 meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays; and Japanese for preschoolers meets 3-3:30 p.m. Mondays. Classes held at Madrona School’s Finch House, 219 Madison Ave. Cost: $20 per class/$200 for a 12-week series. Info: www.madronaschool.org.

Toastmasters: Speak with confidence – join Toastmasters. Meetings are from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month and 7-8:30 p.m. and the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Winslow Arms, 220 Parfitt Way. Thursday info: Tim Longley, tim.longley@eofficeinnovations.com. Wednesday info: Elena Brenna, (360) 821-9543 or http://uspeakeasy.freetoasthost.com.

Storytime: Bring your young ones to storytime in November at the Bainbridge Public Library. Toddler storytime (18 mos.-3 yrs.) is 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays; baby storytime (infants to 18 mos.) is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; pajama storytime (2-8 yrs.) is 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; and preschool storytime (3-6 yrs.) is 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Info: 842-4162.

Wednesday 26

Library Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving Holiday Hours at the Bainbridge Library will be 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26, closed Nov. 27 and 28; and regular hours Nov. 29. Information: 842-4162.

Thursday 27

Community Singers: The Community Singers will lead a Thanksgiving sing-along from 10:30 - 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at Island Health & Rehab Center, 835 Madison Ave. Please join us. Info: wwwcommunitysingers.org.

Friday 28

Ometepe Calendar: The 16th edition of the “Kids Make a Difference” calendar will be on sale Nov. 28-30 and Dec. 5-7 on sale to support Ometepe charities. Boo Schneider’s third grade Ordway class will be at Ace Hardware, Bainbridge Bakers, Blackbird Bakery, Safeway, Silver Screen, Soul Mates, and T&C. This year’s theme is “Underwater World” and is meticulously hand-drawn by the students. Proceeds go to charities on our sister island, Ometepe, Nicaragua. Info: ometepeordway@gmail.com.

Arthur Storytime: Come to the Kids Discovery Museum at 11 a.m. Nov. 28 for a special reading adventure. Listen to stories about Arthur and his friends and learn about the world created by Marc Brown through activities and hands-on exhibits. Free with admission or membership. Info: 855-4650.

Jingle Django Jazz: The Island Gallery kicks off the holiday season with an evening of gypsy jazz and extraordinary art. Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at the gallery, 106 Madison Ave., playing in the upbeat style created in the 1930s by Django Reinhardt and other European string players. Tickets: $20/$10. Seating is limited; reservations recommended. Information: www.theislandgallery.net.

Pegasus Tunes: Coyote Grace, www.coyotegrace.com, holds a fall CD release performance for “The Harvey Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725

Saturday 29

Winter Market: the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market winter market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at Eagle Harbor Church, inside and out. Find seasonal produce; pastries and confections; jams and jellies; artglass; photography; jewelry; paintings; Island wines, and much more. New this week: holiday wreaths and garlands. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.

Gift Wrapping Service: Blakely fourth grade families are offering a gift wrapping service for Winslow holiday shoppers from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Get your gifts wrapped while you wait at 166 Winslow Way, hosted at the new Prudential NW Real Estate office. Donations gladly accepted and will go toward this year’s Blakely fourth grade Outdoor Education Program. Info: 842-5310.

Fall Family Afternoon: The fifth annual Fall Family Afternoon takes place from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 29 at IslandWood. Info: www.islandwood.org.

Downtown Holiday: Downtown Bainbridge merchants invite all island families and friends to the Home for the Holidays open house and downtown tree lighting celebration on Nov. 29. The open house, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., includes holiday treats, music, in-store specials and holiday merriment. The tree lighting with Mayor Kordonowy takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Bank Plaza. Santa and his elves will arrive by fire truck; the BHS Band and the Community Singers will lead the holiday sing-along. Info: www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Pegasus Tunes: The Sam Marshall Trio, www.sammarshallnet, plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Info: 842-6725.

Sunday 30

Advent Opportunity: Pam Scalise of Fuller Theological Seminary will offer a three-Sunday series on Old Testament preparation for Christ’s coming. By use of historical recital, covenants and the promise and experience of the Lord’s presence, Scalise will help put messianic prophecies in the context of Old Testament prophecy. Classes meet at 8:45 a.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 14 in the Fellowship Hall of Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. All welcome. Info: 842-3098.

Alternative Gift Fair: Eagle Harbor Church is sponsoring an Alternative Gift Fair from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 20. The fair will feature poinsettias sold by the Girl Scouts, woolen Items from Snow Leopard Trust, cookbooks from and to benefit Harmony House, items from Cedars Unitarian Alternative Gift Project Catalog; and opportunities to make gift donations. Info: blinsert@comcast.net.

Open Mic: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Information: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.

Monday 1

Sustainable Monday: At the next Sustainable First Monday, Bainbridge Island resident Bill Cleveland presents “Between Grace and Fear: The Role of the Arts in a Time of Change.” Cleveland, who recently published “Art and Upheaval,” is director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community. Hear stories about and discuss the vital role of creativity and art-making in the development of sustainable communities. Meet from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. Free and open to the public. Information: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or 842-4439.

Coming Up

Potlatch: Kids, bring your moms and dads to a Tyee Nation potlatch and magic show, from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Woodward Middle School Commons. This is your chance to meet other families with elementary school-age kids who are part of the Tyee Nation, Bainbridge’s YMCA Adventure Guides program. Open to all. Info: www.tyeenation.com.

Christmas in the Country: The 15th annual Christmas in the Country takes place Dec. 5-7. Full details and a downloadable map are at www.christmasinthecountry.info.

Winter Studio Tour: The 25th annual Winter Studio Tour runs 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Dec. 5-7 at venues around the island. For a brochure and complete artist listing, see www.bistudiotour.com.

St. Nicholas Fest: Enjoy a Christmas party for all at the St. Nicholas Festival, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 in Conger Hall, St. Cecilia Catholic Church. We’ll have professional photos with Santa, a pancake breakfast, kids’ games and crafts, and festive shopping at our Scholastic Book Fair, Christmas Market and bake sale. Tickets at the door: $10/person,$35/family. Info: www.saintceciliashool.org.

Weed Warriors: “Work, eat, and plan,” or a combination of all three, from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at Miegs Farm, just off SR 305 on east side of Koura. Afterward, we’ll head to Jeannette Franks’ house nearby for an informal potluck lunch and planning session. Information: 855-0911 or jfranks@bainbridge.net.

Voyager Gift Sale: The third annual Voyager Montessori Gift and Craft Sale will take place 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the school, 8225 High School Rd. You’ll find quality handmade and environmentally friendly crafts from local artists and the Voyager community. Information: www.voyagerschool.org.

Santa Photos: Photos will be taken with the big red guy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6, 13 and 20 at American Marine Bank. Nick Felkey will shoot in exchange for a $5 donation or a non-perishable food item for Helpline House. Info: www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Festival of the Table: Suquamish United Church of Christ, 18732 Division, will hold a “Festival of the Table” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, featuring a silent auction of creative centerpieces and gift baskets. Info: maiermike@msn.com.

Mixed Nuts: Mixed Nuts, taking place Feb. 6-March 3, is a special exhibition at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts that gives kids a chance to learn about how art galleries work and what it’s like to be a professional artist. From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and Jan. 3, BAC Education Director Victoria Josslin will be on hand to talk with kids about art and about how galleries work. For more information or an appointment, call Josslin at 842-3132.

Muppet Christmas Carol: A free screening of this charming holiday film, featuring Michael Caine as Scrooge, will be at 12:45 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinema. A toy or financial donation to Toys for Tots is appreciated. Info: Cook Family Funeral Home, www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Youth Writers’ Workshop: How do you create an exciting atmosphere with your writing? Local author Joe Upton will lead a workshop for kids ages 8 to 11 from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island. Come learn how to give your stories that extra thrill. Cost: $10 club members, $20 non-members. Info: 855-8486 or email bi@positiveplace.org.

Holidays on the EDGE: BPA’s third annual holiday FUNdraiser takes place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Information and tickets, $25, at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Bainbridge Chorale: The Bainbridge Chorale holiday concert, “Tidings of Great Joy,” takes place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. At 2 p.m. Sunday, Zon Eastes will give a pre-concert lecture, “Grace Notes.” Info: www.bainbridgechorale.org.

Youth Orchestra: Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra will perform works by Bach, Grieg, Dvorak and Handel at their Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bethany Lutheran Church, at High School and Finch Roads. Information: www.biyo.us.

O Antiphons: Experience a quiet liturgy designed to ground and center us. The O Antiphons begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Grace Episcopal Church. Seven chants are at the heart of this service of prayer, poetry and song. Come welcome in the season of hope and love. Information: www.gracehere.org.

Jakata Tales: The Jataka Tales are the stories of the Buddha’s former lives. Born as a monkey, an antelope, a crow, or an elephant, the Buddha-to-be is seen learning the lessons and developing the qualities that led to his full awakening. Canadian storyteller Margo McLoughlin returns to Bainbridge Island to tell the story of the Kosiya – a miserly treasurer who rivals Scrooge – and other timely tales. Doug MacKenzie accompanies on world percussion instruments. We’ll begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Seabold Hall. Admission by donation. Information: Elizabeth Turner, (206) 427-5314 or izturner10@hotmail.com.

Pool Carnival: Dive in to the holiday pool carnival from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Aquatic Center. Kids will delight in games, prizes, and activities. Kids under 17 pay $5 and can bring an adult for free. Info: 842-2302.

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